Category "Exercise & Fitness"

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Carlos Beltran's Bone Spur Predicament

images-2Thirty-seven year-old Yankee outfielder, Carlos Beltran, has opted for a second cortisone injection as well as a second opinion on his right elbow. Out of action due to pain from bone spurs in the joint, Beltran evidently played through pain until it became untenable. Though Beltran’s condition reportedly improved after receiving another shot, that may have been expected, at least as long as he also refrained baseball activities. However, the fact that he had another injection so soon after the first is an indication that the initial one did little to ameliorate his symptoms. Now what?

Treadmill Desking: One Cure For “Sitting Disease”

photo-1Most of us do too much sitting – at work and at home – and even the vigorous exercise we do may not be enough to counteract an insufficient level of overall physical activity. The end result could be what is now termed “sitting disease”, which predisposes us to chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Two other consequences of sitting all day – particularly if not attentive to posture and body mechanics – are neck or back pain. One trending solution is treadmill desking.

Treadmill desks are becoming a valuable commodity in corporate wellness programs, which generally tend to benefit healthy individuals even more than those in greatest need, such as the overweight or obese. Whether at individual workstations or in designated areas, the desks offer both populations a welcome alternative for activity and can boost employee morale, retention and productivity as well as general health. The workstations are also becoming popular for home use.

Though the concept may seem simple, there are some rules to follow when walking while working:

Athletes’ Recovery From Injury – Are They Set Up To Fail? Part II

828-2-iline_defaultWhen reporters inform us how long an athlete is expected to be out of action from an injury, they are reporting what they’ve been told. No one should base a fantasy team or bet the under on these predictions. In contrast with how most of us have learned to set a low-end realistic bar on expectations in order to exceed them, pro teams generally set our expectations of their athletes’ recovery too high, positioning them for failure. I’ve no idea why.

Ten Tips For Safer Exercise

exerciseSome days you have it and some you just don’t. Even if you are working at the same speed or resistance you’ve done with ease, variables such as the time of day, your level of fatigue, what you’ve had to eat, when you last ate, whether you are adequately hydrated and your general health, can impact your ability to exercise. Fine-tune exercise accordingly so that while your program remains challenging, you avoid overdoing it. Set yourself up for success by establishing a routine that works for you and that includes proper nutrition, adequate rest and sufficient water.

Ben Roethlisberger’s SC Separation

543px-Ben_Roethlisberger_Steelers_croppedBen Roethlisberger’s newest injury has the media and fans speculating about the 6 & 3 Steelers’ prospects of maintaining the momentum of their four-game winning streak. Reportedly nursing a sternoclavicular (SC) joint separation, and, according to today’s TV updates, a rib injury, much mystery remains regarding the severity of Big Ben’s condition.

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